Using Laser Treatments at The Pain Institute to Treat Neuropathy Pain
Just a few years ago, we hardly ever heard of neuropathy and the pain associated with it unless it was specifically mentioned in a discussion about diabetes and the effects it has on the body. However, it seems we are hearing about this painful condition more and more often on the news and TV and radio. Here at The Pain Relief Institute, we have helped many of our patients find relief from their neuropathy pain. Over the years, we have also performed thousands of consultations, tests, and examinations. Most of our patients come to us after spending years living with pain and being told by every other doctor there is nothing else that can be done when addictive pain pills, debilitating anti-depressants, and other risky procedures prove to be ineffective. You don’t have to give up or resign yourself to living life in pain. With a proper diagnosis, you can find treatment and relief, and we are one of the few pain clinics in the area that specialize in using laser treatments for the relief of neuropathy pain.
Damage Leads to Pain
Pain is the biggest issue that people with neuropathy complain about. Small fibers and nerves in your hands and feet can become damaged with prolonged untreated neuropathy and this can lead to:
- burning pain radiating in hands or feet
- pins and needles in extremities
- numbness, weakness, and tingling
- deadened nerves in fingers and toes
- a knotted feeling in the soles and palms
- pain from lightest touches
- cramping of the feet
- fingers twisting and locking
- restless legs and feet
- pain from the pressure of walking
- balance problems
- inability to grasp with hands
- pain when twisting wrists
- hands and feet feeling tired or heavy
Small fiber damage tends to be worse at night so this will make it more difficult to get a full night sleep which in and of itself causes other health problems and makes pain levels rise even more.
Diabetics are the most at risk group for the development of neuropathy symptoms and pain. It has been estimated that between 20-30% of all diabetics experience neuropathy pain and it is believed to be caused by the slower regeneration of nerve endings and connections throughout the body, but especially in the fine fibers of the hands and feet. While no single cause has been determined yet for the onset of neuropathy symptoms, commonly accepted factors that increase the risk include certain medications, smoking, drinking, autoimmune disease, nerve damage or diseases, chemotherapy treatments, and other chronic health conditions.
Pain Institute Neuropathy Care
Using the latest in technology, we here at The Pain Relief Institute are proud to offer laser treatments for pain reduction therapy. Laser therapy has been documented with a great deal of success for improving circulation, lowering inflammation and stimulating the growth of new nerve cells and blood vessels. Low-intensity lasers help speed recovery and cell regeneration, which can prevent the pain and discomfort that comes from the injury to the nerves in the hands and feet. Using laser treatments to treat neuropathy pain is one of our more popular services and we get questions about it on a daily basis.
Research has shown that laser therapies produce faster and more effective results than other modalities. There is little to no risk for worsening the injury or condition as there is no need to cut tissue and sever more nerves, and there is no harsh chemical or medication use involved either so you can avoid those side effects as well. We understand how frustrating it can be to try and find relief from the pain just to find other types of pain from the side effects of treatments and medications. That is why we are so thrilled to be able to offer laser therapy for the treatment of neuropathy- finally giving patients an option where they don’t have to choose between one health issue or another.
It Gets Worse When Left Untreated!
As it is with most other health conditions, neuropathy will not resolve itself and will only get worse if you let it go and do not seek treatment as soon as possible. The pain will worsen, the weakness will not improve, and the numbness can get to the point you could develop an infection. All of these increase your risk of serious injury or even the loss of a limb form advanced untreated neuropathy. At The Pain Relief Institute we want to help you avoid this!
Does Laser Therapy Work?
Neuropathy pain relief is still a fairly new method of treatment but it is proving to be very effective in a wide range of cases and instances. Relief from neuropathy pain can be achieved through our laser treatments which use state of the art technology and processes all aimed at optimum pain relief and care. These treatments are provided by The Pain Relief Institute as an outpatient procedure making it a quick and easy way to find relief from neuropathy pain. This treatment may allow you to stop taking prescription neuropathy pain medications or greatly lower your dosage and use thus removing some of the negative side effects they can cause. Some patients report neuropathy pain is eliminated or greatly reduced after just one treatment. This is one of the biggest benefits our patients report when it comes to our approach of using laser treatments to treat their pain- there is little to no downtime and it is easier than taking harmful pills or risking surgical procedures.
Contact us today
The important thing to remember is that traditional treatments for neuropathy treat the symptoms and not the cause. By using laser treatments for neuropathy pain, you can treat the symptoms and help remove at least some of the cause at the same time. To learn more about how laser treatments can help you live your life without debilitating pain and how it can help you live your life in spite of your neuropathy, set up your consultation appointment with our friendly and knowledgeable team here at The Pain Relief Institute!